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Should you go all-in on cloud native?

November 1, 2019

We’ve all heard about “cloud native” databases, security, governance, storage, AI, and pretty much anything else that a cloud provider could offer. Here’s my definition of cloud native applications: Applications that leverage systems native to the public cloud they are hosted on.

The general advice is, “Cloud native: good. Non-native lift-and-shift: bad.”

This makes sense. By using native services, we can take advantage of core systems that include native security using native directory services, as well as native provisioning systems and native management and monitoring.

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